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Early-stage mucinous sweat gland adenocarcinoma of eyelid.

Nizawa T, Oshitari T, Kimoto R, Kajita F, Yotsukura J, Asanagi K, Baba T, Takahashi Y, Oide T, Kiyokawa T, Kishimoto T, Yamamoto S - Clin Ophthalmol (2011)

Bottom Line: He was referred to our hospital with a diagnosis of a swollen chalazion.Six months after the surgery, no recurrence has been observed.A complete surgical excision is recommended.

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Affiliation: Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, Chuo-ku, Chiba, Japan.

ABSTRACT
We present the findings of an early-stage primary mucinous sweat gland adenocarcinoma in the lower eyelid of a Japanese patient. The patient was a 73-year-old man who had had a nodule on the left lower eyelid for two years. He was referred to our hospital with a diagnosis of a swollen chalazion. The clinical and histopathological records were reviewed and the mass was excised. Histopathological examination revealed a mucinous sweat gland adenocarcinoma. Postoperative magnetic resonance imaging and positron emission tomography excluded systemic metastases. After the histopathological findings, a complete surgical excision of the margins of the adenocarcinoma was performed, with histopathological confirmation of negative margins. After the final histopathological examination, the patient was diagnosed with a primary mucinous sweat gland adenocarcinoma of the left eyelid. Six months after the surgery, no recurrence has been observed. Because the appearance of mucinous sweat gland adenocarcinoma of the eyelid is quite variable, the final diagnosis can only be made by histopathological examination. A complete surgical excision is recommended.

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Scheme for the progression pattern of the sweat gland adenocarcinoma compared with sebaceous carcinoma of the eyelid. In general, a sebaceous carcinoma is vertically extended in the eyelid at the initial stage. However, the mucinous sweat gland adenocarcinoma is present on the surface of the eyelid and extends horizontally slowly onto the tarsal plate.
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f3-opth-5-687: Scheme for the progression pattern of the sweat gland adenocarcinoma compared with sebaceous carcinoma of the eyelid. In general, a sebaceous carcinoma is vertically extended in the eyelid at the initial stage. However, the mucinous sweat gland adenocarcinoma is present on the surface of the eyelid and extends horizontally slowly onto the tarsal plate.

Mentions: The progression pattern at the early stage of mucinous sweat gland adenocarcinoma of the eyelid is shown in Figure 3. In general, a sebaceous carcinoma is vertically extended in the eyelid at the initial stage. Thus, in many cases, the progression pattern could be differentiated from benign disorders, such as chalazion. However, a mucinous sweat gland adenocarcinoma is present on the surface of the eyelid and extends horizontally slowly onto the tarsal plate (Figure 3). Thus, the mucinous sweat gland adenocarcinoma of the eyelid is extremely difficult to differentiate from a malignant tumor at the initial stage. In some cases, malignant should probably be changed for benign. In fact, some patients have had a recurrence of tumor at the excised region, which was reported to be benign.3–5


Early-stage mucinous sweat gland adenocarcinoma of eyelid.

Nizawa T, Oshitari T, Kimoto R, Kajita F, Yotsukura J, Asanagi K, Baba T, Takahashi Y, Oide T, Kiyokawa T, Kishimoto T, Yamamoto S - Clin Ophthalmol (2011)

Scheme for the progression pattern of the sweat gland adenocarcinoma compared with sebaceous carcinoma of the eyelid. In general, a sebaceous carcinoma is vertically extended in the eyelid at the initial stage. However, the mucinous sweat gland adenocarcinoma is present on the surface of the eyelid and extends horizontally slowly onto the tarsal plate.
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f3-opth-5-687: Scheme for the progression pattern of the sweat gland adenocarcinoma compared with sebaceous carcinoma of the eyelid. In general, a sebaceous carcinoma is vertically extended in the eyelid at the initial stage. However, the mucinous sweat gland adenocarcinoma is present on the surface of the eyelid and extends horizontally slowly onto the tarsal plate.
Mentions: The progression pattern at the early stage of mucinous sweat gland adenocarcinoma of the eyelid is shown in Figure 3. In general, a sebaceous carcinoma is vertically extended in the eyelid at the initial stage. Thus, in many cases, the progression pattern could be differentiated from benign disorders, such as chalazion. However, a mucinous sweat gland adenocarcinoma is present on the surface of the eyelid and extends horizontally slowly onto the tarsal plate (Figure 3). Thus, the mucinous sweat gland adenocarcinoma of the eyelid is extremely difficult to differentiate from a malignant tumor at the initial stage. In some cases, malignant should probably be changed for benign. In fact, some patients have had a recurrence of tumor at the excised region, which was reported to be benign.3–5

Bottom Line: He was referred to our hospital with a diagnosis of a swollen chalazion.Six months after the surgery, no recurrence has been observed.A complete surgical excision is recommended.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, Chuo-ku, Chiba, Japan.

ABSTRACT
We present the findings of an early-stage primary mucinous sweat gland adenocarcinoma in the lower eyelid of a Japanese patient. The patient was a 73-year-old man who had had a nodule on the left lower eyelid for two years. He was referred to our hospital with a diagnosis of a swollen chalazion. The clinical and histopathological records were reviewed and the mass was excised. Histopathological examination revealed a mucinous sweat gland adenocarcinoma. Postoperative magnetic resonance imaging and positron emission tomography excluded systemic metastases. After the histopathological findings, a complete surgical excision of the margins of the adenocarcinoma was performed, with histopathological confirmation of negative margins. After the final histopathological examination, the patient was diagnosed with a primary mucinous sweat gland adenocarcinoma of the left eyelid. Six months after the surgery, no recurrence has been observed. Because the appearance of mucinous sweat gland adenocarcinoma of the eyelid is quite variable, the final diagnosis can only be made by histopathological examination. A complete surgical excision is recommended.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus